Professional Development Director | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416

Area of Expertise:  Sales & Distribution
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Employing Entity:  Allianz Life Insurance Company
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  40058
Position Cluster:  Non-Executive

At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. In addition, we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.


Responsible for leading the strategic development, adoption and execution of industry leading professional development programs that drive the growth of Allianz Distribution employees. This role requires an in depth understanding of our distribution channels and the ability to collaborate closely with senior business partners. Together, you will establish the objectives, programs and measurements that foster associate effectiveness, retention and progression within their career path. This position is responsible for both overseeing vendors as well as developing and delivering program content using industry best practices. This individual will serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for other internal distribution sales training teams.


What you do:

Strategic leadership of professional development across all Distribution channels. Partnering across Distribution channels to drive targeted development strategies. Critical relationship building with business partners to ensure employee development goals are met.

Build relationships with internal/external partners to ensure development programs are delivering greatest impact. Researching and implementing best practices.

Accountable for measuring monitoring and communicating efficacy reports for development programs that drive continuous improvement.

Manage Distribution employee development budget and collaborate with Vendor Management resource in oversight of external contractors.


What you bring:

  • 6-7 years of experience in the financial services industry. Understanding of Distribution. People leadership a must. Outstanding public speaking skills. Strong communication both written and verbal.
  • Four-year degree
  • Ability to travel on occasion




40058 | Sales & Distribution | Professional | Non-Executive | Allianz US Life | Full-Time | Permanent

What we offer:

At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer: a choice of comprehensive medical, dental and vision plan options, health savings account, tuition reimbursement, student loan retirement plan, generous annual paid leave, an outstanding 401(k) company match, and life insurance. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.


Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.


Join us.  We care for tomorrow.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis